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List Rules Games don't have to be console exclusive, as long as they were released for PlayStation 2 at some point.

If you owned a PS2 at any time during your life, then it's safe to say there were probably a few action games in your collection. With so many great options to choose from, there was never a shortage of games to play for fans of the genre. Since some games were much better than others, we've decided to rank the best PS2 action games of all time.

This list will feature the most popular and best selling action games that were released for PS2. While many of these games were console exclusive, we're allowing non-exclusives to be a part of the list as well. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and Shadow of the Colossus are included on this poll, along with many more. Vote for your favorite video games below, and feel free to add any that you think deserve to be on the list.
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206 66
God of War II is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

2
170 52
Resident Evil 4 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

3
219 69
Shadow of the Colossus is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

4
175 58
God of War is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
God of War 2005

5
155 41
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eate... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

6
154 44
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

7
115 46
Grand Theft Auto III is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

8
101 45
Devil May Cry is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

9
84 34
Max Payne is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Max Payne 2001

10
109 46
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

11
110 47
Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awake... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

12
102 50
Bully is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Bully 2006

13
67 21
Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

14
81 37
Jak II is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Jak II 2003

The Best Playstation 4 Action Games

15
73 32
Tekken 5 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Tekken 5 2004

16
85 36
Prince of Persia: The Sands of... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

17
76 30
Jak and Daxter: The Precursor ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

18
79 34
Jak 3 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Jak 3 2004

19
88 42
Silent Hill 2 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

20
56 25
Tomb Raider: Legend is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

21
45 17
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

The Best Subarus of All Time

22
100 43
Kingdom Hearts is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

23
66 21
Star Wars: Battlefront II is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

24
89 46
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Li... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

25
48 17
Resident Evil Code: Veronica is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

26
60 26
Spider-Man 2 is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

27
22 2
Ratchet & Clank is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Austin Clardy added Ratchet & Clank 2002

28
84 38
Kingdom Hearts II is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

The Best PlayStation 2 Action Role-Playing Games

29
67 26
Silent Hill 3 is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

30
85 39
Ōkami is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Ōkami 2006

31
55 26
Medal of Honor: Frontline is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

32
43 34
Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

33
52 24
Silent Hill 4: The Room is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

34
8 0
Call of Duty: World at War is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Stefan Končar added Call of Duty: World at War 2008

35
74 42
Ico is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Ico 2001

The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

36
31 8
Twisted Metal: Black is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
chaotic_compass added Twisted Metal: Black 2001

37
41 17
Hitman 2: Silent Assassin is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

38
33 18
Hitman: Blood Money is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

39
30 21
Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

40
37 16
X-Men Legends is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

41
17 2
Ratchet & Clank: Going Command... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Austin Clardy added Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando 2003

42
39 32
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

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43
47 34
Soulcalibur II is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

44
36 17
Mortal Kombat: Deception is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

45
12 1
The Thing is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
The Thing 2002

46
28 18
The Suffering is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

47
38 29
God Hand is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
God Hand 2006

48
28 13
Mortal Kombat: Armageddon is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

49
46 29
Star Wars: Battlefront is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games

50
35 27
Gun is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best PlayStation 2 Action Games
Gun 2005